Some people are concerned about Immanuel Kant’s image. (more…)
Recent additions the Heap of Links… (more…)
Grading done? If so, you can now turn your full attention to the other major task for this time of year: holiday gift shopping. If not, then you can take a break and engage in productive procrastination through, you guessed it: holiday gift shopping. (more…)
Sandra Dwyer, principal senior lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University, and Claire Katz, Associate Dean of Faculties, the Murray and Celeste Fasken Chair in Distinguished Teaching in the Liberal Arts, and a Professor of Philosophy at Texas A&M University, are the winners of the 2019 Prize for Excellence in Philosophy Teaching. (more…)..
Three years ago, a group of graduate students in philosophy set up an fundraiser in which philosophy departments could compete to raise money for a charity. They supported an anti-malaria organization the first year and an anti-factory-farming the next. This year, the competition is not between philosophy departments, but between schools, for academics in any field…
Stephen F. Barker, professor emeritus of philosophy at Johns Hopkins University, has died. (more…)
Two philosophers have won a $431,892 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the formation and spread of false beliefs and their implications for the public understanding of science. (more…)
Corrupt the Youth, an organization that brings philosophy to high school students and others, has won the 2019 Prize for Excellence and Innovation in Philosophy Programs, awarded jointly by the American Philosophical Association (APA) and the Philosophy Documentation Center (PDC). (more…)
Douglas Edwards, assistant professor of philosophy at Utica College, has won the 2019 Sanders Book Prize from the American Philosophical Association (APA) for his book, The Metaphysics of Truth. (more…)
Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, Morehead-Cain Alumni Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and director of the university’s Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program, has won the 2019 Philip L. Quinn Prize, awarded by the American Philosophical Association (APA). (more…)
Each year, the American Philosophical Association (APA) awards the Routledge, Taylor & Francis Prize, given to the two best published articles in philosophy written by its members who hold adjunct or limited term academic appointments.
The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (BJPS) has selected Carlos Gray Santana (University of Utah) as the winner of its 2019 Karl Popper Prize for his “ground breaking” paper in the philosophy of geology. (more…)
Symphilosophie: International Journal of Philosophical Romanticism just published its first issue.
Here’s the weekly report on new and revised entries in online philosophy resources and new reviews of philosophy books. (more…)
In a recent interview, Scott Soames, distinguished professor of philosophy at the University of Southern California, offers up a description of philosophy. It’s a version of one in his recent book, The World Philosophy Made. (more…)
Recent links from the Heap… (more…)
You may know Daniel Groll, associate professor of philosophy at Carelton College, for his work in biomedical ethics. You may also know him as the singer for The Counterfactuals, an indie rock band that is 3/4 philosophers. (more…)
There are a few National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer institutes and seminars in philosophy now accepting applications. (more…)
In September, the administration of St. Cloud State University announced it was proceeding with plans for “retrenchment” that will result in philosophy professors, theatre professors, and librarians losing their jobs. There is the possibility that the administration will rescind these plans, and there is now a petition calling on them to do so. (more…)
The latest from the Heap of Links: links of interest to those interested in philosophy… (more…)
The University of Pennsylvania is offering a course that will teach undergraduates how to teach philosophy to high school students. (more…)